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Efforts on COVID-19
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Our inventions and services to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic
HKUST’s Efforts to Fight Against COVID-19
HKUST’s Efforts to Fight Against COVID-19
COVID-19 is sweeping across the continents. Research teams at HKUST have been working tirelessly to contribute to the global taskforce for coronavirus control, from speeding up the detection of virus carriers, halting the spread of the virus to developing a vaccine. Watch the video!
Sharing on Research Efforts to Fight COVID-19
Sharing on Research Efforts to Fight COVID-19
Five Engineering faculty members formed the line-up of panelists for a joint webinar with the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow on May 19, 2020. It helped participants to better understand the implications and impact of COVID-19 and to make sense of how a post-COVID-19 world might be shaped to be more inclusive with global collaborations.
How University Inventions are Fighting COVID-19, from Virus-slaying Air Purifiers to Delivery Robots
How University Inventions are Fighting COVID-19, from Virus-slaying Air Purifiers to Delivery Robots
HKUST President Prof. Wei SHYY has recently shared how university inventions are fighting COVID-19, from virus-slaying air purifiers to delivery robots, on World Economic Forum 'Agenda'.
Prof. Pascale FUNG Helps to Debunk COVID-19 Myths with Science
Prof. Pascale FUNG Helps to Debunk COVID-19 Myths with Science
A team led by Prof. Pascale FUNG has won, among more than 1,000 teams globally, one of the 10 tasks of the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge (CORD-19 Challenge), and they have successfully used the system for debunking COVID-19 myths based on scientific evidence.
HKUST Sets Up a Platform for Real-time Reporting of Vaccine Target Recommendations for COVID-19
HKUST Sets Up a Platform for Real-time Reporting of Vaccine Target Recommendations for COVID-19
A research team led by Prof. Matthew MCKAY established a first-of-its-kind web-based platform ‘COVIDep’ for reporting vaccine target recommendations for COVID-19, to help scientists across the globe in the quest for an effective COVID-19 vaccine.
Teaching and learning in the time of COVID-19
Teaching and learning in the time of COVID-19
As the COVID-19 outbreak and strategic measures to deal with it ratcheted up in Hong Kong in early 2020, the start of the Spring semester was delayed at HKUST, assisting decisions to move to total interactive online learning and faculty to prepare for this switch.
HKUST Co-led Study Suggests Universal Face Mask Wearing is Urgent Against Second Wave of COVID-19 Outbreak as Social Distancing Lifts
HKUST Co-led Study Suggests Universal Face Mask Wearing is Urgent Against Second Wave of COVID-19 Outbreak as Social Distancing Lifts
An interdisciplinary study co-convened by Prof. De Kai has recently found that universal face mask wearing is an urgent non-pharmaceutical intervention to suppress the spread or second waves of the disease before effective vaccines or treatments are available.
Autonomous Vehicles Developed by HKUST Engineering Professor Serve the Community during COVID-19 Outbreak in Mainland China
Autonomous Vehicles Developed by HKUST Engineering Professor Serve the Community during COVID-19 Outbreak in Mainland China
Autonomous vehicles move around on public roads to help transport food, spray disinfectant and broadcast messages. Professor LIU Ming shares his journey from inventing Hong Kong’s first autonomous car at HKUST in 2017 to serving the community during COVID-19 outbreak.
HKUST Researchers Develop a Smart Fever Screening System Offering a More Efficient Solution to Safeguard Public Health
HKUST Researchers Develop a Smart Fever Screening System Offering a More Efficient Solution to Safeguard Public Health
A multidisciplinary research team led by Prof. Richard SO of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics has devised a new system which could help officials at the border points to easily identify and distinguish passengers with fever.
HKUST Develops New Smart Antimicrobial Coating in Fight Against COVID-19
HKUST Develops New Smart Antimicrobial Coating in Fight Against COVID-19
Developed by a team led by Prof. YEUNG King-Lun, Professor of the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering and the Division of Environment & Sustainability, the new MAP-1 coating is highly versatile with an effective period of up to 90 days. MAP-1 coating provides lasting protection and surface disinfection against microbial contamination.
HKUST Researchers Develop Smart Geo-Fencing Technology for Home Quarantine amid COVID-19 Pandemic
HKUST Researchers Develop Smart Geo-Fencing Technology for Home Quarantine amid COVID-19 Pandemic
A team of researchers and engineers led by Prof. Gary CHAN, Professor of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has innovated and designed an automated geo-fencing technology called “Signature Home”.
Applying a Long-term Disinfection Solution Developed by HKUST to Local Schools
Applying a Long-term Disinfection Solution Developed by HKUST to Local Schools
HKUST Engineering student ambassadors and staff went off campus and into local schools to spray a long-term disinfection solution developed by HKUST. Watch the spraying in action and their sharing!
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Innovation and impact
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When we blaze trails, move mountains and inspire generations in the evolving realm of engineering
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
HKUST President’s Cup Champion Became Winner of Global Engineering Presentation Competition
Women in Engineering
Women in Engineering
PhD Student SU Dan Leads HKUST Engineering Team in Award-Winning Research Related to COVID-19
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Hydrogel Solution for Biomedical Application and Imaging Technology to Transform Cancer Treatment
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STUDYING AT HKUST ENGINEERING
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What we offer at different levels of engineering education to help you meet your different aspirations
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Research
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How we turn bold ideas into tangible results
HKUST Researchers Uncover Chemo-resistance Mechanism in Glioma Patients
HKUST Researchers Uncover Chemo-resistance Mechanism in Glioma Patients
HKUST researchers and international collaborators have discovered a mechanism that explains why patients of gliomas – a common and aggressive type of brain tumors, would develop chemo-resistance, potentially allowing early identification of drug-resistant brain cancer patients.
Prof. FAN Zhiyong Leads His Team to Publish Sci Fi-Inspired ‘Super Human Eye’ Research in Nature
Prof. FAN Zhiyong Leads His Team to Publish Sci Fi-Inspired ‘Super Human Eye’ Research in Nature
“Watching sci-fi series such as Star Trek and I, Robot, I thought about making a ‘super human eye’ to be used both in humanoid robots and for the visually challenged. At that, my students thought it was yet another crazy idea of the professor.”
Prof. Kei May LAU Named 2020 OSA Nick Holonyak Jr. Award Recipient
Prof. Kei May LAU Named 2020 OSA Nick Holonyak Jr. Award Recipient
Prof. Kei May LAU, Fang Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering, is recognized for her significant contributions to hetero-epitaxy of compound semiconductors on silicon for future integrated lasers and advancing the field of light-emitting diode microdisplays.
Prof. Patrick YUE Named a Fellow of The Optical Society
Prof. Patrick YUE Named a Fellow of The Optical Society
Prof. Patrick YUE of Electronic and Computer Engineering, was elected as a 2020 Fellow of The Optical Society (OSA) “for contributions to the advancement of visible light communication and optical fiber communication system-on-chip design based on silicon technologies”.
HKUST-led Research Successfully Develops Rechargeable Liquid Fuels
HKUST-led Research Successfully Develops Rechargeable Liquid Fuels
"The environment-friendly rechargeable liquid fuel promises to have impact on a global scale. It can fully recharge an electric vehicle in a matter of minutes – a great enhancement from existing battery technology which usually takes hours."
IAS Bank of East Asia Professor TANG Ching-Wan Awarded 2019 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology
IAS Bank of East Asia Professor TANG Ching-Wan Awarded 2019 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology
"His ground-breaking work on OLED has not only impacted the scientific front by creating the field of organic electronics, but also greatly benefited our society with a multi-billion-dollar OLED display industry."
Prof. KWOK Hoi-Sing Reaps Prestigious Prize for Contributions to LCD Science and Technology
Prof. KWOK Hoi-Sing Reaps Prestigious Prize for Contributions to LCD Science and Technology
"While we have made incremental improvements to numerous aspects of display technology, what I would label as a ‘breakthrough’ is in the speed of response in liquid-crystal display. The response time used to be 10 milliseconds and we reduced it 500 times."